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RIC0 11-29-2012 04:00 PM

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I've learned that using wyeast liquid packets should be used with a blowoff tube.

Woke up to a small mess this morning. I truly did not think this spiced ale would go crazy like my imperial stout did. Lesson learned I'll NEVER use that yeast and NOT use a blowoff tube.

This batch now has a blowoff tube and things are going as planned.

Toadsticker 12-16-2012 06:06 PM

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I had a huge boiloff, ended up closer to soup than wort. Was cooled to 70° in 15 minutes. Topped off to 5 gal with cold spring water, pitched at 43°. Current results, at 63°:

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To the many who have helped me improve here, I thank you.

starsman20 12-23-2012 02:55 PM

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I learned that when doing a 1.5 l starter in a 2 l flask the krausen will over flow. What I need to know is how fast to run the stir plate. I just had it going enough to keep the yeast in suspension but I have lost a lot of yeast. The krausen is mostly yeast it looks like.

DRonco 01-19-2013 06:30 AM

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That....I too.... can make a yeast starter.

DRonco 01-22-2013 12:57 AM

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I learned that I'm not immune.

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DRonco 01-22-2013 01:38 AM

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Originally Posted by twalte View Post

I guess blowoff tubes aren't just for us carboy folks. Sorry for your loss.
I did have a blow off but it threw the stopper and tube straight out. All cleaned up and "reinforced"

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jongrill 01-27-2013 11:05 PM

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I learned that if someone doesn't make it... You should make it your self. I brew one gallon batches so a 5 gallon bottling bucket is overkill.... Soooo..

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I made my own 2 gallon bottling bucket!

bighorn_brew 03-14-2013 07:12 PM

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Was reminded again that color is influenced by yeast selection....same starter wort, 3 different colors...

JTTX80 04-15-2013 12:21 AM

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Here is what I learned. This is a picture of my wife and my brother in law cleaning up 5 gallons of what was going to be pumpkin pie ale. I learned that 1. Marble counter tops are the bane of glass carboys. 2. My brother in law should not be the one to move a full glass carboy. 3. I should really use a PET bottle for my primary.

My brother in law learned that today's brewing lesson cost him about $65.

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